Great Dusties

Classic Driver - - LETTERS -

Your Clas­sic Driver Is­sue 53 Feb/ Mar 2014 has some great ‘Dusties’ pho­tos cour­tesy of Bruce Jenks from In­ver­cargill.

I have some com­ments to add to the cap­tions on the pho­tos.

Page 108 First photo of car #44 – while this car in the photo has a Kan­ga­roo on the side of it, it is not an As­ton Martin. I think it is the HWM that be­longed to the Avery broth­ers, in which case the photo was taken at Ryal Bush on 16 Feb 1957. Sec­ond photo of car #1 – photo taken on 11 Feb 1956. The car is an As­ton Martin DB3R, not DB34

Page 109 Sec­ond photo down of car 3 – photo taken on 11 Feb 1956, not 1956-57

Page 110 First photo – the sec­ond car (#18) is Ross Jensen’s Maserati 250F Chas­sis 2508 (not Pat Hoare’s Fer­rari). Note that this was not the 40 lap ‘Tere­tonga In­ter­na­tional’ main race; in the main race, Ross Jensen was first (from McLaren and Brab­ham). Scott-Brown was 6th. Photo taken on 8 Feb 1958. Sec­ond photo – this was the Tere­tonga Open­ing meet­ing held on 30 Nov 1957 where 12 cars faced the starter for the main race, the ‘Tere­tonga Park Cham­pi­onship’. Merv Neil (Auck­land) (see photo – car #47 Cooper T39 ‘Bob­tail’) fin­ished first fol­lowed ½ mile be­hind by #17 Ernie Sprague (Ti­maru) in his Maserati 4CLT-48. In third place, and 2 laps down, was #3 Ron Rutherford (Christchurch) in his Ly­coming Spe­cial (not the Ralph Wat­son car). Ian McKel­lar (Ash­bur­ton), also 2 laps down, – #36 Cooper Bob­tail in the photo – was 4th ahead of ‘Doc’ Lan­g­ley (Win­ton) in his Austin Healey (#22 on right in photo) who was 4 laps down in 5th place. In 6th place was #10 Peter Pinkney (Waikaia) Jaguar XK 120 Drop-head coupe (on left of photo). In 7th was Bill Ger­ard (Win­ton) in Ray Mitchell’s lit­tle #26 JBS 500cc (see photo in cen­tre of page 111) and 8th was #18 Bruce Wood (Staride 500cc). Af­ter a num­ber of vis­its to the Pits, #11 Allen Free­man in the Lago Tal­bot (see photo) fin­ished in 9th place. Ron Frost (Levin) in car # 15 (on right in photo) re­tired af­ter 10 laps. Wally Hen­wood (Christchurch) in his #16 Cooper Vin­cent (see in photo with hands raised) and #14 C.H Sharp (In­ver­cargill) Cooper 500cc also re­tired.

Page 111 Sec­ond photo – cap­tion – Bill Ger­ard in Ray Mitchell’s JBS 500cc – Tere­tonga 30 Nov 1957. Jim Barclay Auck­land

1967 Andy Buchanan - Fer­rari 250LM chas­sis 6321. Bruce McLaren Trust photo

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